Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Narrative Structure

Over on The Workhouse, we are having some interesting discussions, and some new things to keep us on our writing toes, dragging us into The New Year!

A good discussion on Narrative Structure has to head my list, looking at which structures work best to deliver a story, and more importantly, why. It is particularly interesting to get a viewpoint from someone who is very into screen work, visual media. It makes me realise how hard every element has to work to make a seriously strong story.

Link to very good comprehensive paper on narrative structure HERE.

Then one member has proposed that we have a formal, regular reading group, rather than occasional pieces posted as the whim takes us...and we are starting off with a short story by Anton Chekhov.

Flash blasts are now going to happen every fortnight instead of every month...

members are going to post a week's worth of writing ideas every Sunday


I don't think we are going to get much sleep.

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